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BioShock 2

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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
8.7
Storyline 8
8.3

BioShock 2: Minerva's Den

GameTrailers
9 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Compared to the stories that have defined the series thus far, Minerva's Den, the first and only story-based DLC for the Bioshock series, is like a lightning novella--quick and punctuated. While we'd be remiss to state that the source material is littered with filler, it's safe to say that Minerva goes straight for the jugular. Things start similarly enough.
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Overall 9
9.4

BioShock 2

Gaming Evolution
9 April 2010
  • Conclusion: BioShock 2 is not a departure from the original game as its takes a lot of the gameplay mechanics, tweaks them, and improves on what was already there. The new storyline is a lot less complex as the original game but that is give you’re more playing time and less time trying to understand what’s going on. The upgraded moral barometer that is used in the game may give you pause or a second thought when it comes to killing certain people in the game.
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Overall 9
8.9
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 9
9.0
Multiplayer 8
8.0
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 8
8.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
28 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Ben and I bring you another dual review where we weigh in on Bioshock 2 individually. Ben focuses on the actual game, such as its story, controls, and mechanics. Meanwhile I get technical and tell you that this game sounds absolutely amazing, but doesn't look nearly as nice. Having said that, Bioshock is a property that has cemented itself into the minds of gamers earlier on in this generation.
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Overall 9
8.8

BioShock 2

gamervision.com
19 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Anyone who says BioShock didn’t need a sequel is a liar. The fact the first game was such a huge success may have been a surprise, but all it really meant was that a follow-up would do just as well, if not better, at retail. Almost as soon as it was announced, BioShock 2 was unfairly tagged with a stigma that it would never live up to the original.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Bioshock 2

Digital Chumps
19 February 2010
  • Conclusion: I'm impressed that a game company identified a working formula and went with it. Bioshock 2 works because Bioshock worked. It's nice to see 2K Games got the story right, as it works well with the ending of the first Bioshock. As for the gameplay, it's essentially the same, but improvements with weapons and plasmids makes it a little deeper. The addition of multiplayer just ices this cake and gives you a little more reason to add Bioshock 2 to your library.
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Overall 9
9.3
Features 9
8.5
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
9.5
Lifespan 9
9.0

BioShock 2

Gaming Target
17 February 2010
  • Summary: Little sister, don't you do what your big sister's done
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Overall 9
9.1
Gameplay 10
9.5
Looks 9
8.5

BioShock 2 (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
15 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Written by Zack Cain and Seb Parker . The mere mention of the name BioShock 2 had us eagerly awaiting our return to Rapture, but not everyone shared our enthusiasm. You see, many people have taken BioShock and Rapture into their hearts and consider it one of the best, if not the best game to be released in recent years. So why the big uproar?
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Appearance 10
9.5
Lastability 9
8.5

BioShock 2 UK Review

IGN
5 February 2010
  • Conclusion: If it wasn't for that expanded, heightened, desperate combat, and how neatly that sidesteps into a surprisingly characterful multiplayer mode, this would be a lacklustre sequel. It's redeemed by the surfeit of combinations, upgrades and gene tonics which allow you to truly specialise, creating a psychedelic, explosive fighting style all of your own. If there's a third game (of course there bloody will be), it cannot be set in Rapture again. We've seen enough of it now.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

2K Marin makes its mark with a big, metal boot.

Yahoo
5 February 2010
  • Conclusion: It's going to be a familiar experience for anyone that played the original, but BioShock 2's improvements to gameplay and its more focused storyline make for a game that's more playable and easier to digest. Some of the sense of awe and mystery is lost in transition, but the strength of the setting and more interesting implementation of moral choice make for an experience that's more consistent and rewarding.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

2K Marin makes its mark with a big, metal boot.

Yahoo
5 February 2010
  • Conclusion: It's going to be a familiar experience for anyone that played the original, but BioShock 2's improvements to gameplay and its more focused storyline make for a game that's more playable and easier to digest. Some of the sense of awe and mystery is lost in transition, but the strength of the setting and more interesting implementation of moral choice make for an experience that's more consistent and rewarding.
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